Holding Kryptonite

Author: Lauren Agostino
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990516514
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Look! Down on the Ground!It's a Bag. It's some Trash.It's...It's...What IS that?...In 1997, a young law firm assistant--Lauren Agostino--literally stumbled on a secret cache from Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. These original documents, private correspondence, legal papers, and artwork expose the muted and maligned history of the relationships and dynamics of the early Superman family.The origin of Superman and the downfall of its creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is a dramatic saga that underscores one of America's most popular cultural icons. For the first time, Agostino and writer A.L. Newberg reveal the extraordinary true story of the Man of Steel's rise from a creative concept (sold for the infamous $130) to the 1947 lawsuit that nearly denied Siegel and Shuster of any future with their Man of Tomorrow.Stripped away the lies, myths and cover-ups this is a treasure trove for Superman fans and historians alike.

Superman

Author: Ian Gordon
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813587530
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After debuting in 1938, Superman soon became an American icon. But why has he maintained his iconic status for nearly 80 years? And how can he still be an American icon when the country itself has undergone so much change? Superman: Persistence of an American Icon examines the many iterations of the character in comic books, comic strips, radio series, movie serials, feature films, television shows, animation, toys, and collectibles over the past eight decades. Demonstrating how Superman’s iconic popularity cannot be attributed to any single creator or text, comics expert Ian Gordon embarks on a deeper consideration of cultural mythmaking as a collective and dynamic process. He also outlines the often contentious relationships between the various parties who have contributed to the Superman mythos, including corporate executives, comics writers, artists, nostalgic commentators, and collectors. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of Superman’s appearances in comics and other media, Gordon also digs into comics archives to reveal the prominent role that fans have played in remembering, interpreting, and reimagining Superman’s iconography. Gordon considers how comics, film, and TV producers have taken advantage of fan engagement and nostalgia when selling Superman products. Investigating a character who is equally an icon of American culture, fan culture, and consumer culture, Superman thus offers a provocative analysis of mythmaking in the modern era.

The Joe Shuster Story

Author: Julian Voloj
Publisher: Super Genius
ISBN: 1545801924
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Everyone knows Superman, but not everyone knows the story of two youngsters from Cleveland who created Superman. Based on archival material and original sources, "Truth, Justice, and the American Way: The Joe Shuster Story" tells the story of the friendship between writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster, and puts it into the wider context of the American comicbook industry.

Joe Shuster

Author: Julian Voloj
Publisher: BAO Publishing
ISBN: 8832731096
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Jerry Siegel e Joe Shuster erano due ragazzini, quando inventarono Superman e lo vendettero, incautamente, per centotrenta dollari all’editore che lo avrebbe reso famoso in tutto il mondo. Questo libro, meticolosamente documentato da Julian Voloj e dipinto con amore infinito da Thomas Campi,racconta la storia dei due giovani di Cleveland e della loro ordalia durata fino al 1975, anno in cui fu ufficialmente riconosciuta loro la paternità del supereroe più famoso di tutti i tempi, di cui nell’aprile 2018 si è festeggiato l’ottantesimo compleanno. Un libro vero, doloroso, fondamentale per conoscere e capire una delle più importanti battaglie per il diritto d’autore mai condotte, ma anche un premuroso, dovuto atto d’amore per un personaggio all’ombra del cui mantello siamo cresciuti tutti, che ce ne rendiamo conto o no.

The Modern Superhero in Film and Television

Author: Jeffrey A. Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317484517
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Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about politics, gender, ethnicity, patriotism and consumerism after the events of 9/11. Superheroes have long been agents of hegemony, fighting for abstract ideals of justice while overall perpetuating the American status quo. Yet at the same time, the book explores how the genre has also been utilized to question and critique these dominant cultural assumptions.

To Teach

Author: William Ayers
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807770634
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"This graphic novel brings to life William Ayers's bestselling memoir To teach : the journey of a teacher, third edition. From Ayers's early days teaching kindergarten, readers follow this renowned educational theorist on his 'voyage of discovery and surprise.'"--Cover, p. [4].

Power Girl

Author: Justin Gray
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401229108
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Born on a distant planet, Kara Zor-L is looking for a fresh start in a place renowned for giving people a second chance: New Yourk City! But its newest, super-powered protector isn't the only one with big-city dreams ... A terrifying storm turns Manhattan into a nightmare when it's besieged by fear-inducing robots. In no time, Power Girl's life goes from zero to crazy, and that's only the first wave of the Ultra-Humanite's insane assault! With the fate of her new home hanging in the balance, can Power Girl dissuade her brilliant enemy and a trio of party-crashing, alien marauders from taking a bite out of the Big Apple? The action never stops in the city that doesn't sleep!

Death of Superman Book DVD Set

Author: Dan Jurgens
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781401260002
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A thrilling, epic tale inspired by the best selling graphic novel of all time, DC Comics' The Death of Superman. When the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unearthed, Superman meets the creature head on in the battle to end all battles. After the Man of Steel gives his life to save Metropolis and defeat Doomsday, the city he preserved and the ones he loved most mourn their fallen hero and friend. But a world without Superman proves to be short-lived when the Man of Steel returns -- or does he? This DC Universe original movie brings the classic story to life in SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY! Also included in this collector's edition package is the SUPERMAN: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN graphic novel, the seminal bestselling tale that chronicles the death of the Man of Steel. Written and drawn by the legendary Dan Jurgens, THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN made international headlines and shaped the Last Son of Krypton's comic universe for years to come!"

Superheroes and Philosophy

Author: Tom Morris
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459601130
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Great Caesar's Ghost!! A team of Brainiacs! Superheroes and Philosophy is Kryptonite for those supervillains who diss the heroes as lightweights! Riddle me this, Batman: How are Gotham City and Metropolis like ancient Athens and modern Paris? Read this sensational book and find out!"

Superman Man Of Steel Vol 2

Author: John Byrne
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 140124341X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A chronological reprinting of a new era for Superman begins! SUPERMAN #1-3, ACTION COMICS #585-587 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #424-426 are collected, reintroducing readers to the likes of Lex Luthor, Metallo, Darkseid, and more!